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Psychiatry, third Edition

ISBN-10: 1405190965, RPR £33.99
Published February 2016 by Wiley-Blackwell

Winner of the Society of Authors’ Richard Asher Prize and translated into several languages.

Following in the footsteps of the ground-breaking, prize-winning first edition, this third edition of Psychiatry is a concise yet comprehensive textbook of mental health for medical students, junior doctors, general practitioners, mental health nurses, social workers, clinical psychologists, anthropologists, and anyone else needing or wishing for a fresh, modern, and engaging account of mental disorders.

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Clinical Skills for OSCEs

ISBN 978-1-9079046-6-0 RPR £27.99
Published April 2015 by Scion Publishing

This full-colour fifth edition of the perennially popular Clinical Skills for OSCEs covers virtually all the skills examined at medical school.

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Ace the Thinking Skills Assessment

ISBN 978-0-9929127-1-0, RPR £25.00
Published August 2014

This book covers all aspects of the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), including problem-solving, critical thinking, and the writing task. It should also prove useful for other aptitude tests such as the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT).

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Plato’s Shadow : A Primer on Plato

ISBN 978-0-9560353-2-5, RPR £14.99
Published July 2009

Plato thought that only philosophy can bring true understanding, since it alone examines the presuppositions and assumptions that other subjects merely take for granted. He conceived of philosophy as a single discipline defined by a distinctive intellectual method, and capable of carrying human thought far beyond the realms of common sense or everyday experience. The unrivalled scope and incisiveness of his writings as well as their enduring aesthetic and emotional appeal have captured the hearts and minds of generation after generation of readers. Unlike the thinkers who came before him, Plato never spoke with his own voice. Instead, he presented readers with a variety of perspectives to engage with, leaving them free to reach their own, sometimes radically different, conclusions. ‘No one,’ he said, ‘ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.’

This book aims to provide the student and general reader with a comprehensive overview of Plato’s thought. It includes an introduction to the life and times of Plato and a précis of each of his dialogues, amongst which the Apology, Laches, Gorgias, Symposium, Phaedrus, Phaedo, Meno, Timaeus, Theaetetus, Republic, and 17 others.

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Aristotle’s Universe: A Primer on Aristotle

ISBN 978-0-9560353-5-6, RPR £14.99
Published July 2011

Live and die in Aristotle’s works. —Christopher Marlowe

Aristotle is without doubt one of the most influential people in history. His belief that philosophy should be grounded in observation laid the foundation for the scientific method. His moral philosophy exerted a profound influence on religious thinking and has recently returned to prominence with the resurgence of virtue ethics. His works are so wide-ranging as to constitute a quasi encyclopaedia of Greek knowledge. Some of the most important are Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, On the Soul, Politics, and the Organon, with which he created the field of logic and dominated it so thoroughly and for so long that even Kant thought that he had said the last word upon it.

This book aims to provide the student and general reader with a comprehensive overview of Aristotle’s thought. It includes an introduction to the life of Aristotle, and—for the first time—a précis of each of his works, including the Organon, Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, On the Soul, Poetics, and several others.

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